Anil Kumble said that  © IANS
Anil Kumble took 958 international wickets in his career © IANS

New Delhi: Nov 18, 2014

Former cricket captain Anil Kumble on Tuesday said the Indian cricketers should take inspiration from their hockey counterparts and seek to emulate their achievement in Australia.

The men’s national hockey team recently defeated Australia 3-1 in a Test series Down Under. The cricket team will play a four-match Test series starting December 4, followed by a One-Day International tri-series also involving England. Kumble, who took 958 international wickets, wrote on Twitter that the hockey team has shown how to win in tough overseas conditions.

The hockey team was captained by centre-half Sardar Singh. “Will our cricket team follow suit with a Test series victory after our hockey team showed the way? (2/2),” Kumble tweeted. The Indian hockey team was thrashed 0-4 in the first game but came back strongly to win the rest of the three matches with sublime performances.